Concern for the environment is something we are all constantly reminded of, and at Doro we treat such concern with the importance it deserves. This we do by following the directives related to environmental issues and looking for ways to reduce the impact of our work and products on the environment. Our Eco functionality initiative for DECT cordless phones is one such example.
Doro’s objective is to contribute in the best possible way to reducing negative impact on the environment.
Doro markets and sells products whose use and recycling is covered by environmental directives, laws and regulations.
Doro’s quality and environmental manager is responsible for Doro following the laws and regulations that apply and each country has an environmental officer responsible for ensuring that the respective countries’ environmental legislation is followed.
Among the more comprehensive directives affecting Doro’s business includes the EU’s Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (“WEEE”) directive that came into force in August 2005 and the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (“RoHS”), which came into force on 1 July 2006.
EU’s REACH directive (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals) will be evaluated in 2008 for implementation in 2010. The effect on Doro as an importer of finished products is limited but it will still affect our processes.
Another directive due for implementation that will affect the company is the EUP directive (Energy Using Products). The effect on Doro will be to ensure ecological design, production and low energy use of battery chargers and external power supply units.